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Posh v Brighton U21s | Match Preview

The preview to the second group stage game in the Checkarade Trophy.

8 October 2018

A look ahead to Tuesday night's Checkatrade Trophy tie with Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s.

Peterborough United are back in action the ABAX Stadium on Tuesday night as Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s visit for the second group stage game of the Checkatrade Trophy (7.45pm).

The Seagulls were beaten 2-1 by Luton Town in their first outing in the competition while Steve Evans’ men produced a stunning second half fightback to earn a 3-3 draw at Milton Keynes Dons only to lose the subsequent penalty shoot-out at stadium: mk.


Assistant manager Paul Raynor confirmed that goalkeeper Conor O’Malley is currently sidelined with a short-term shoulder injury that was picked up in the recent fixture with Notts County at the Mick George Training Academy. Tyler Denton is also working his way back to full fitness after picking up a knock in the same game.

Marcus Maddison’s ankle injury is not as bad as first feared but the winger continues to struggle with illness and remains a doubt. Posh are expected to field a strong side against the Seagulls with a number of first team players set to feature.

Brighton’s first team are without a fixture this weekend as it is the return of the Nations League so could feature over-age players in this round of games. Goalkeeper Jason Steele was between the sticks against Luton, making a string of fine stops, and will continue in goal.


“There can be a little bit of the unknown when you face an under 21 side, but we have done our preparation for the game. We have watched their game with Luton at Kenilworth Road and what they may lack in physicality, I am sure they will make up for in technical ability. We want to go as far as we can in this competition and we want to win the game,” Paul Raynor said.


The club have introduced a group saver discount for this fixture. The group discount allows under 18s to watch the action for just £1 with a minimum of two adults per group of 12 or more (£5 for each adult). This means you can bring a group of ten under 18's with two accompanying adults for only £20.

The football club have been working alongside the Junior Alliance League to promote this offer and fans can take advantage by emailing by calling the ticket office on 01733 865674 (option 2) or by visiting the ABAX Stadium Box Office.

Also a reminder that season ticket holders can watch this game FREE of charge thanks to the generosity of club chairman Darragh MacAnthony. Season ticket holders can claim their free ticket at the ABAX Stadium Box Office, online at or by calling the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee).

Admission for non-season ticket holders have been set at just £5 in advance of match day (for adults, concessions and under 18s) with the price rising to £8 for adults on the night of the game. The Motorpoint Stand and the Weston Homes London Road Terrace will be closed for this fixture.


The match referee for the game is Gavin Ward.


Remember, if the game is level at the end of 90 minutes, both sides will get a point and then a penalty shoot-out will take place for an extra point.

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Match Reports

Seagulls Secure Penalty Victory

Brighton secure spot-kick success.

9 October 2018

Joe Ward scores against Brighton Under 21s in the penalty shoot-out Joe Dent /
Joe Ward scores against Brighton Under 21s in the penalty shoot-out

Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s come from behind to send the tie into penalty kicks and were victorious from 12-yards.

Peterborough United squandered a 2-0 lead against Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s at the ABAX Stadium and then suffered penalty agony for the second time in the competition as Matt Godden’s spot-kick miss proved decisive as the Seagulls claimed a 5-4 success from 12-yards.

Viktor Gyokeres tested goalkeeper Aaron Chapman with a well struck curler from distance before kicking away a downward header from the resulting corner kick. Connolly was next to get an effort on target, the keeper using his reach to tip the ball over the crossbar as the Seagulls pressed.

Jason Cummings sent a long-range free-kick over the crossbar on 27 minutes after Walker had been felled by Jordon Davies. On 29 minutes, Posh got their noses in front as a right-wing centre from Jason Naismith was collected by GODDEN who took a touch and fired high into the net past Collings.

Callum Cooke sent a powerful drive just over the top on 31 minutes after patient football from Posh in the final third.  One minute of added time was indicated by the fourth official before referee Mr Ward brought an end to the first period.

Cooke struck the post inside the opening 60 seconds of the second half after finding a bit of room just inside the penalty area from the kick-off. The lead was doubled on 53 minutes and it was a touch of class from the on-loan Jason CUMMINGS who collected a ricochet in the box, took a touch and produced a dink over the keeper Collings and into the back of the net.

Dembele clipped the outside of the post on the hour mark with a powerful left-footed drive from just inside the box as Posh pushed for a third goal. Reed then lashed a shot over the bar from distance before Brighton made their second change of the night with Gwargis introduced from the bench.

Godden had the ball in the back of the net again on 64 minutes, but quite rightly, the offside flag curtailed the celebrations. Collings produced a good stop to keep out a towering Godden header on 67 minutes after a good run and cross from Daniel.

Brighton reduced the arrears on 71 minutes as Aaron CONNOLLY cut inside onto his right-foot and curled a fine effort past goalkeeper Chapman from just inside the penalty area. The visitors levelled the game up at 2-2 on 78 minutes as DAVIES planted a header into the corner from a fine left-wing centre.

Brighton nearly found a winner in injury time as a corner was headed downwards by Ostigard and onto the crossbar. Brighton did win the penalty shoot-out 5-4 with Matt Godden missing the first and only spot-kick in the shoot-out.

Posh: Chapman, Naismith, Daniel, Tafazolli, Walker (sub Ward 78min), Godden, Dembele, Reed, Cooke, Bennett, Cummings (sub Toney 82min). Unused subs: Tyler, Woodyard, Buckley-Ricketts, Cooper, Lyon.

Brighton: Collings, White, Barclay, Gyokeres, Tilley (sub Gwargis 62min), Connolly, Moore (sub Davies 57min), Cox, Davies, Ostigard, Normann. Unused subs: Rees, O’Horo, Cashman, Longman.

Half-time: Peterborough United 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s
Full-time: Peterborough United 2-2 Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s (Brighton win 5-4 on spot-kicks)
Attendance: 1,872 (42 Brighton fans)


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